May 17, 2012

Inhabiting vs Managing



We believe that the creative inhabitation of cities can be fostered by simple and creative initiatives. This can sound simple, but it becomes complicated when the approaches at the very base of the conception of city differ.
A first approach to fostering creativity and modernity in a city is by the management through state initiatives and investments (Post on the development soon to come- Link will be posted here).

The Jacana Projects vision is not fighting this conception, but we believe that these top down approaches should be combined with a bottom up focus : We are the fervent defenders of a city made FOR the PEOPLE, BY the PEOPLE and FROM the PEOPLE !!

At the base of this conception lies the idea of space. Because space is something you create, something being define by its owners, its users, its infrastructures and its purposes. We see city spaces as canvas on which are written histories and social experiences. Our inhabitation of space defines and makes it a creative space.
On this subject we are following the conception of the placemakers , as they call themselves, who developped the 'pioneering Placemaking approach' which 'helps citizens transform their public spaces into vital places that highlight local assets, spur rejuvenation and serve common needs.'

Cities are a succession of spaces overlapping with each other, a space is multidimensional physically and temporaly. Good examples of ephemeral transformations of public spaces often take the form of now famous Guerilla initiatives.

Some of the most engaging and simple are the Play Me I Am Yours worlwide exhibition of pianos in city centre that people can play, or the worlwide movement of Guerilla Gardening !!

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Jouez, Je suis a vous! Play Me I Am Yours ! Geneva, Summer 2011

...initiatives that can engage and encourage people to make their city finally theirs !


Visual Inspirations

Fellow creative cities seekers,

You will find here the edgiest and trendiest of our visual inspirations.


Mon Doudou Divin, mixing publishing and video for marketing new publications:
Gaia Editions are doing it right!



An amazing Creative initiative by We are Pi, a creative communication agency who actually used the kaleidoscope of our childhood to create an amazing video for TEDx


This campaign is bringing the technology and craft together in a highly creative way: a must see!


The new campaign promotion about Moscow / Russia
An astonishing compilation of pictures putting this city on the move!
Makes you want to live and visit!



To be continued :)


May 14, 2012

Jacana Projects Team

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Your projects are our projects. Starting a project with us, is the beginning of a mutually beneficial partnership.

When we engage with you, we adapt our knowledge and organization to the needs of your project.

We commit to the delivery of high quality and personalized solutions.

We strive in adversity, and we are always hunting for the best of glocal, alternative and creative ideas.

We do not believe in the application of emtpy and general frame to all situations.

We do not believe that people and social perspective should be separated in city policies and projects.

The Jacana Projects team is made of independent thinkers with an alternative perspective. We are diverse in our composition and ideas, we are flexible in our organization and thinking, and we are multi-skilled and artistic beings.

Production & Marketing

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CHRISA
Management & Planning (Project Manager)

aurelie team

AURELIE
Marketing & Public Relations Manager


Media & Web

alina team

ALINA
Visual Director

nina team

NINA
Video Editor

justyna team

JUSTYNA
Multimedia Editor

Trend Seekers & Focus Group

prerita team

PRERITA
Research Manager & Data Analyst

ayodele team

AYODELE
International Solutions Researcher

We are looking forward working with you.

The Jacana Projects Team


About us

We are a media production company composed of independent thinkers.

We adopt an alternative perspective and we provide you with glocal and customized solutions.

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